Infinity: The 3rd Annual Columbus Black
International Film Festival
The 3rd Annual Columbus Black International Film
Festival now opens its CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. For more information on
submissions, or if you would like to see an example of the lineup from CBIFF
2018, visit http://bit.ly/2SUR4fM.
You can contact email@example.com with questions regarding the
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The primary objective of the
Columbus Black International Film Festival is to showcase Black filmmakers
locally, nationally and internationally, while highlighting a spectrum of
stories told by people of the African diaspora.
This festival also provides an advantage for filmmakers and the
community to learn about the film industry through educational workshops and
panel discussions, a safe and brave space to showcase film, and an opportunity
to network with the filmmakers in Columbus, OH. Columbus is the heart of
America and home to some of the most creative Black filmmakers in the country. CBIFF
strives to showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has
represented our communities for years.
GENERAL RULES & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES All
films must be produced,
written or directed by a filmmaker of African descent, and must have been
completed on or after June 1, 2014.
Short films: running time; 5-20 mins, not to exceed 20 mins
Feature films: running time; 90 mins, not exceeding 90 mins
Music videos: running time not to exceed 6 mins
Homegrown: A film made by a Columbus native or a filmmaker exclusively residing in Columbus Ohio; applicable running time guidelines will apply
Documentary Film: running time; 5-90 mins
Short: Max 20 pages
Feature: Max 90 pages
Filmmakers will need to send us a digital copy of the film in MOV. or MP4 format for screening purposes.
Filmmakers must be cleared for all copyrighted materials including movie posters and trailers.
encouraged to submit a digital and/or online version of their films in a format
such as AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, MOV, QT, WMV, AVCHD, FLV, H.264, or DivX. If these
file formats do not exist, please submit a link to your film on a site such as
Vimeo, YouTube, Dailymotion, or MetaCafe. If applicable, include all passwords
for video access.
DVD and VHS copies
will not be accepted.
Please note: There
is a submission fee. With your playable submission, please include a synopsis,
crew list, press kit and any stills you would like to appear in the program
and/or advertisements if your film is accepted.
January 15, 2019
February 28, 2019 Early
April 30, 2019
June 30, 2019 Late
July 20, 2019
August 1, 2019
August 22-25, 2019
Submit all films via Film Freeway at: http://bit.ly/CBIFF2019
You can ‘Like’ and
follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @columbusbiff.
Please contact CBIFF
creator Cristyn Steward at firstname.lastname@example.org for more